Ngatti House is a residential program based in Fremantle and run by Life Without Barriers. It provides community-based homeless youth services to young people between 17 and 22 years of age, who show signs and symptoms of mental illness while homeless or at risk of homelessness.
The service provides medium-term accommodation and clinical support, and has a strong focus on overcoming social disadvantage and enhancing social inclusion. Since its opening in 2010, Ngatti House has received an average of 37 referrals per year to house young people and assist them in overcoming social barriers.
The service not only focuses on health issues but is also culturally appropriate and based on building self-esteem, social inclusion, recovery and the capacity for young people to achieve their desired goals whilst being supported by their local community.